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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/docs stacked_io
Date Sun, 08 Mar 1998 12:09:35 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On 8 Mar 1998 wrote:
> >   +[djg: I'd like to consider filesystem metadata as well -- we only need
> >   +a few bits of metadata to do HTTP: file size and last modified.  We
> >   +need an etag generation function, it is specific to the filters in
> >   +use.  You see, I'm envisioning a bottom layer which pulls data out of
> >   +a database rather than reading from a file.]
> Yes, I strongly agree.  Being able to add this sort of thing via modules
> would be very cool.  Now, you may or may not want to implement the
> filesystem support as a moudule but that doesn't really matter.
> Best book seen today: WebTV for dummies.  First, there were books like "C
> for dummies".  You know, reasonably complex topic, cool that they are
> calling people dummies.  Then there were books like "Netscape for
> dummies", or even AOL for Dummies fits in here.  Those are books that you
> go "god, anyone needing that must be a dummy."  But with WebTV for
> dummies, all I think of is "yup, sounds like an appropriate book."
> I love some of the names of the dummies books though.
> Client/Server Computing for Dummies.
> Crossword Puzzles for Dummies
> Bach for Dummies
> Baroque for Dummies
> Beer for Dummies
> Bird Watching for Dummies
> Business Plans for Dummies
> Building an Intranet for Dummies
> Cats for Dummies.  (by Gina Spadafori; read quickly that name looks like
> someone else)
> Cooking for Dummies (hmm... cna take that one two ways...)
> Dating for Dummies
> Nuclear Physics for Dummies (just kidding)

Ever since a friend of mine was approached to write "xyz for Dummies"
(subject elided to protect the guilty), I've realised these should all
be "... from Dummies", coz the deals they offer to write these things
are of the type my agent describes as "humiliating".



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